Ozeki Osakaya Chobei "First Boss"
Description: This is a terrific value Daiginjo as it gives a drinker the chance to taste a real player in the history of Japanese sake. The nose on Chobei is pure strawberry and candy goodness. This sake has a relaxed and smooth honeydew melon start with a thin and round finish. The middle-mouth is filled with ripe melon flavors and a sweetness that isnt sweet. Go figure! The viscosity is thin and round and the mouth speed is velvety and quick, and the ending is a waterfall of flavor.
One word to describe this sake brew: Honeydew-Melon (yeah I know. I cheated...hyphened words don't count ;)
Food Pairings: Fruit salads, white fish sashimi, sake-steamed clams, and Cuban cigar.
Taste profile: WINE: Chewy reds/Ripe whites; BEER: Sweet ales
Ingredients: Ricetype: Yamadanishiki; No sulfites, no preservatives.
Alcohol Content: 15%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +4